Negligence claims cost NHS billions in compensation



Medical negligence is costing the NHS billions of pounds, new figures have revealed.
In the past five years from 2012/13 to 2016/17, the NHS has had to fork out a whopping £6.2bn in medical negligence claims. The shocking figures have been released under the Freedom of Information Act after a BBC investigation.
More locally, the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had to pay out £30.65 million in that period, including £2.38 million for medical mistakes made before April 1995 - but payouts were delayed because the claims took a long time to process.
The trust, which ran... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Regional East, Views: 25
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